Oscar Award winning Kenyan actress and talented model, 35-year-old Lupita Nyong’o recently landed a multi-million shillings endorsement deal with renowned American fashion brand Calvin Klein.
Just a few weeks after she was named among Hollywood 2019 Walk of Fame honorees, Lupita alongside fellow actress, 24-year-old, Black Panther star Saoirse Ronan, were recently announced as the faces of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance ‘Women’ that is slated to be officially launched on August 15. The luxury brand will be releasing its first fragrance in 2020 and Ronan has been selected to front the campaign.
Lupita has previously covered several reputable fashion magazines as well as modeling different designer’s outfits. She has also been the face of make-up brand Lancome since 2014. Lupita posted a teaser on her instagram page, with Ronan promoting the product. It was captioned “WOMEN – A new Calvin Klein fragrance and campaign starring Saoirse Ronan and Me. #I AM WOMEN, Who are your women (Sic)”.
Nyong’o who started out her acting career quick early due to her passion has now become a household name. She is one of the best and talented actresses we have in Africa. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Following a motion capture role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Nyong’o starred as Nakia in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Panther (2018). In addition to acting, Nyong’o supports historic preservation. She is vocal about preventing sexual harassment and working for women and animal rights. In 2014, she was named the most beautiful woman by People. Nyong’o is a 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree.